Danny Amendola (groin) could be in danger of being cut by the Patriots, according to the Boston Globe.
It really wouldn't come as much of a surprise to see him cut, considering the five-year, $28.5 million deal he signed and that $2 million of his 2014 $3 million base salary is guaranteed if he's on the roster come March 11. Amendola's massive injury history again became a problem for the Patriots last year and they can simply just retain a cheaper Julian Edelman who is virtually the same type of player.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Phillies recalled Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The Phillies seem ready to commit to Asche as their new starting left fielder which certainly gums up the outfield configuration for veterans like Ben Revere, Grady Sizemore and Jeff Francoeur. It also displaces Darin Ruf. While they may be happy with the defensive work he did down in the minors, Asche's bat never really heated up, so the team is still going to have some serious offensive woes. This plan may have looked good on paper, but it should be re-visited in a couple of weeks to see how things are panning out. Analysis: Howard Bender